Black Cat Appreciation Day is a day to rumble about adopting felines with bad reputation

August 17 Common superstition attributes black cats to bad luck.

Black cats are notorious for the superstitions surrounding them

But Best Friends Animals Society, a national animal welfare organization

who advocates no-kill policies in animal shelters, said August 17th - National Black Cat Day

Cats are the most at-risk animals in shelters being killed at twice the rate of dogs.

Black cats are at an even greater disadvantage because of their negative perception.

The shelter shared how some cultures celebrate, and even worship, black cats.

The organization said in a press release on Tuesday, "For some, a visit to the black cat may mean good luck

And for others it means prosperity or romance. Black cats are also worshiped in some parts of the world.

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